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How to make my Network Drive accessable over the WWW.

by technomanstrand / December 19, 2007 3:44 AM PST

So, I recently purchased a Lacie 1TB Network Drive (1TB ENET DISK GIGABI COMBHD EXT) and am trying to set it up over the world wide web to work both on the HTTP side and FTP Side? Any suggestions?

Below is a describtion of my test trials:

As it states as a network drive it all works over the network, but trying to make it work outside of my network, and over the world wide web, Im having issues.

I currently have Comcast, hooked up to my Dlink (DIR-625) wireless router, where my Lacie Network drive is then connected. I have the Dlink port forwarding 20, 21, 80, and 81, which is forwarding http and ftp capabilities. By typing in the External IP I am able to get the main screen to show up, allowing me to make administrative changes to the drive, look at the HTTP part of everything, but not the FTP part of things.

When I put my cursor over the HTTP, it shows the address that it is going to send me to, as the external IP address which is correct. However, when I put the cursor over the FTP part of things, it shows me the address as the internal or private IP address. (I have tried typing in the external IP, but it dosent work either) So, I was suggested that it may be a hold Port hold on the Comcast side of things. However, I have a subspition, that when I put my cursor over the FTP side, the internal address is shown, therefore making me believe communication is going out, just not correctly?... I NEED HELP! Any Ideas? Any Suggestions?

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(NT) Open DMZ on that router port?
by Coryphaeus / December 19, 2007 6:52 AM PST
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Tried that didnt work...?
by technomanstrand / December 19, 2007 2:49 PM PST

I have did some more research and found that if i hook up the server straight to the internet elieviating the router everything works ok! So I have been able to point down to the router. I have tried the DMZ and still caint get the FTP part to not work... Im confused? Any ideas with that?
Any questions to help?

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This might help
by Dango517 / December 19, 2007 3:08 PM PST
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 11:29 PM PST

You elected not to share all the details. So I can't check to see if your modem, router, etc might have an issue. I think using the DMZ should work but what if I found out your router with version 1.2 Firmware had a bug that DMZ was not enabled?


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